Hello Sunshines! I have the huge pleasure to be sharing my review of; Beach Hut Surprise; Holiday Reads From Little Piddling. this book is such a fun and quirky collection and I hope you love them as much as I do!

First off, I had scheduled this post for last week – like several other posts – but for the past few days I have been experiencing some terrible wifi problems, one day it will work the next it won’t and when it does work it can take about an hour to actually post anything…arrgghhh!!! Anyway, yet again I am having to play catch up on posting reviews and blog tours, all of which have been written and ready to go, touchwood the dreaded wifi box holds out (I can see that little box being thrown out of the window at some point 😉 ) 

Beach Hut Surprise: Holiday Reads from Little Piddling by Louise Allen, Lesley Cookman, Liz Fielding, Joanna Maitland, Sarah Mallory, Sophie Weston.

Publication Date: 30th June 2020 / Publisher: Liberta Books / Genre: Romance, Anthology

Who’s there? Lovers, vampires… A body?

Little Piddling—now renamed Little Piddling Sur Mer—is a resort with ambitions.

But odd things keep happening in Little Piddling. Especially among its delectable beach huts. They are a magnet for lovers and others, strangers, and visitors.

Take a romantic stroll along the beach after dark and you might encounter more than you bargained for.

Six favourite authors let their hair down on the Piddling sands…

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Firstly, I have to say I couldn’t read this without giggling like a deranged hyena every time I read the words ‘Little Piddling‘ I’d start (honestly it doesn’t take much to have me in a fit of giggles, in the last job I was known as smiler or the giggler) which resulted in some odd glances from the family, but I can’t help it, it just struck a funny bone, even now I am smiling. Which is exactly what we all need in this weird world, a good few minutes of good-natured giggles.

This is such a marvellous collection of six enjoyable, fun, romantic, surprising and very different novellas, each written by six authors who are all at the top of their game in the genres they each write in. Each story is different, not just with the story but the genre, era and off-course style, but each one complimented the other and made for To be perfectly honest before reading this I had only read one of the authors in this collection; Sarah Mallory, I adore Sarah’s work and will read anything with her name attached to it, so this was a bonus not only was I reading a much-loved author but also finally getting to read five more amazing authors all of which I will be reading more of in the future.

Little Piddling is a picturesque little town by the sea, on the beachfront, there is a row of beach huts, each with its own story to tell, and each story is as vibrant, chic and charming as the beach huts lining the shore. Reading this is like having a go at those seaside lucky dip tombolas, you know that there are great things in that tombola but you don’t know what you will get or what story you will pull out next. I won’t say too much about each of the stories, as they are so short I wouldn’t wish to give away the slightest spoiler.

This is the perfect lazy day read, just curl up in your favourite chair with a good cuppa and be transported to Little Piddling for some romance, mystery, fun and feel-good charm, I can guarantee that no matter what what you read, you will find something to love in this.

Overall, a charming, sparkling and enjoyable collection!

This was an Arc copy via one of the authors, which I voluntarily reviewed, thank you, Sarah. x

About the Author’s

Sophie Weston

Sophie Weston has written 50-ish novels, mostly romantic, sometimes funny. In fact, she was born in a snowstorm and never got over it. She says she writes stories to read by fire and candlelight while the weather rages outside.

Her books sell in 27 languages and over 100 countries. She gives daily thanks for Shakespeare, P G Wodehouse, Georgette Heyer and all those wonderful readers she will never meet.

She blogs from time to time at LibertaBooks.com, where readers and writers meet.


Sarah Mallory

Sarah Mallory writes about Historical romantic adventures for Harlequin. She lives high on the moors in West Yorkshire, England, where she finds inspiration in the spectacular scenery. She has written over 20 books for Harlequin and won the Romantic Novelist Association’s RoNA Rose award in 2012 and 2013 for her Sarah Mallory novels.

Sarah is also the award-winning author Melinda Hammond.


Joanna Maitland

Joanna Maitland is a Scot (with part Irish ancestry) though she and her husband now live in England, near the border with Wales. It’s a magical area, overflowing with the kind of historical sites to tempt any author’s storytelling tastebuds. To add to her nomadic history, Joanna spent her student years living in Scotland, France, Germany, and London, and she still enjoys travelling to faraway places. For example, she travelled to St Petersburg, Vienna, and Venice, for her stories about a brotherhood of Wellington’s spies (The Aikenhead Honours).

Learn more about Joanna and her books on her new website http://LibertaBooks.com/Joanna, where readers and authors share.


Louise Allen

Louise Allen is the author of more than sixty historical romances published by Harlequin and Mills & Boon, more than a dozen time-travel romantic mysteries and historical romantic mysteries and several historical non-fiction titles. Her favourite historical period is 1780-1820 and her interests include collecting ephemera from the period and exploring historic London. Find out more at wwww.louiseallenregency.com and discover more about late Georgian London at her blog http://janeaustenslondon.com Twitter @LouiseRegency


Liz Fielding

Best-selling author, Liz Fielding worked as a secretary in Africa and the Middle East before writing full time. Her award-winning books are published worldwide in multiple languages and she has more than 15 million books in print.

Katie Fforde wrote, when honouring her with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 said – “Liz Fielding’s books, with their warmth, humour and emotion, have charmed millions of readers. She is a true star of the romantic fiction genre…”

You can find her at http://www.lizfielding.com with a link to her blog,


Lesley Cookman

Lesley Cookman is the author of The Libby Sarjeant Mysteries. She is also the author of The Alexandrian Trilogy, and a former Editor and feature writer. She

has also written seven pantomimes and a book on how to do it!

She lives on the Kent Coast with an occasional returning child and two cats.

lesleycookman.co.uk @CookmanCrime

About Liberta Books

Libertà Books is cited as the author of collections and anthologies by members and friends of the hive at the Libertabooks.com website. Libertabooks.com is the website where readers and authors share their love of books, and much, much more.


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